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The Importance of Sport Specificity Training

Updated: Mar 29, 2022

Throughout my career, I’ve seen dozens of athletes wishing to get to the next stage of their sport only to fall short. They might develop an injury or simply plateau at a certain level and never improve, which of course could result in stagnation and lack of the positive effects of training on both their body and mind.

What these athletes have in common is they lose sight of the need for specificity training. Also known as sport specific training, this principle promotes the importance of adjusting your training routine in a way that is more intense, emulating the needed speed and power one would exert during a competition or race.

Sport specificity training isn’t just for pr